Global Property Investing

Inefficient Markets, Part II--Why Net Pricing Is A Dirty Word

March 25, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Here’s how to avoid becoming the victim of net pricing when investing in real estate in foreign emerging markets.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Net pricing. In my vernacular, it's a dirty word.

It's also, unfortunately, common with real estate listings around the world...especially in inefficient markets like those in Latin America.


Renting In Panama City

Inefficient Markets

March 24, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Here’s what you need to know to navigate the highly inefficient property rentals markets in Panama.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We've just moved into new office space in Panama City. We're now renting nearly four times the space. Our monthly rent has increased 15%...

Friends are renting a two-bedroom house on the water...with a complete one-bedroom guest house on the grounds...on the east coast of Panama's Azuero Peninsula for US$200 per month. I've seen pictures. This is a comfortable house built and finished to North American standards...


Retire To Cayo, Belize

The Real Belize

March 23, 2011, Cayo, Belize: Belize’s interior Cayo District is a wonderland of rivers, rain forest, and Mayan ruins.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"What in the world am I gonna' do with her?"

That was Mick Flemming's first impression of me, he admitted years later, as I climbed down from the four-wheel-drive jeep in my linen suit and beige pumps.


Retire To Chile

One Woman's Reasons For Choosing Chile

March 22, 2011, Santiago, Chile: One of the biggest reasons to consider Santiago, Chile, as an overseas retirement haven is the weather, which is near-perfect.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Slipping into Santiago was so easy," writes new Chile Correspondent Jody Hanson, "that it doesn't rate high on the interesting stories list. I landed at 10 a.m., found a furnished apartment to rent for a month, changed dollars to pesos, and was in the supermarket buying groceries by 6 that evening. Later I sent my mother an e-mail that the move had transpired without incident.


Expat Life In Medellin, Colombia

More Pluses And Minuses--How To Choose The Overseas Haven That's Right For You

March 21, 2011, Panama City, Panama: While Panama City is noisy, hot, and humid, Medellin, Colombia, is serene and genteel, with a pleasant climate year-round. On the other hand.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Medellin is prettier than Panama City," I explained, "with its red-brick buildings, red clay-tiled roofs, and tree-lined streets and plazas.


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